The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide
  • The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide
  • The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide

The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide

by Eva Talmadge, Justin Taylor
     
 

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The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide is a guide to the emerging subculture of literary tattoos—a collection of more than 150 full-color photographs of human epidermis indelibly adorned with quotations and illustrations from Dickinson to Pynchon, from Shakespeare to Plath. With beloved lines of verse, literary portraits,

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The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide is a guide to the emerging subculture of literary tattoos—a collection of more than 150 full-color photographs of human epidermis indelibly adorned with quotations and illustrations from Dickinson to Pynchon, from Shakespeare to Plath. With beloved lines of verse, literary portraits, and illustrations—and statements from the bearers on their tattoos' history and the personal significance of the chosen literary work—The Word Made Flesh is part collection of photographs and part literary anthology written on skin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061997402
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/12/2010
Pages:
173
Sales rank:
1,395,671
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Eva Talmadge's fiction has appeared in The New York Tyrant, The Agriculture Reader, New Orleans Review, and Subtropics, among other publications. Her short story "The Cranes" was cited as Notable Nonrequired Reading in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009 (Dave Eggers, ed.).

Justin Taylor is the author of the story collection Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and the novel The Gospel of Anarchy. He lives in New York City.

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